Professor of Pacific Journalism, Director of the Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology

Dr David Robie is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Pacific Media Centre in Auckland University of Technology's Pacific Media Centre. He is a former head of journalism at the University of the South Pacific in Suva.

For more than two decades he has focused on covering the Asia-Pacific region. He has reported on post-colonial coups, indigenous struggles for independence and environmental and developmental issues. He is editor of Pacific Journalism Review and blogs at Cafe Pacific: http://cafepacific.blogspot.com/

His most recent of several media and politics books is Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific (Little Island Press, 2014). Link: https://press.littleisland.nz/books/dont-spoil-my-beautiful-face

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Pacific Journalism, Director of the Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology

Education

  • 2004 
    University of the South Pacific, Doctorate / History/Politics